Swap Meet Highlights
This past Saturday we set up a booth at the annual school swap meet and e-waste fundraiser. It was another successful year of this fundraiser that the school had to raise money for field trips, school supplies and yearly school functions.
The swap meet brought in $210 from the seller’s spaces and the e-waste truck was filled to the brim with recycled electronics and more. Sellers at the swap meet came out showcasing holiday items, handmade crafts and lots and lots of different household goodies. It started off a bit brisk in the morning, but with the 6th graders selling hot coffee in their booth to raise funds for science camp, we kept warm until the sun came out.
Our booth featured many of our vintage and antique items as well as a variety of our collectibles and everyday household goodies. We did fairly well and we were able to do a little bit of networking, handing out brochures and business cards to some potential new clients and introducing our business to those in the community. I think building up a local following is just as important as a national one since local shoppers might not have to pay for shipping. We surprisingly didn’t purchase any new inventory from any of the other sellers but there is a possibility we may have some new consignment customers.
Etsy Shoppe Sharing
This week, it’s back to listing some inventory spreading it out between our eBay store and filling up our Etsy store. Today, we thought we’d feature a couple of items from our Etsy store. We’re still getting used to the world of Etsy, it seems to be a little different atmosphere than eBay. We did have our first Etsy sale last week and I’m hoping with the research I’ve done on Etsy, the more we list, the more our items will be seen. Our Etsy store doesn’t cater to just one type of item or person, we feel a little bit of variety for everyone is good.
Now how cute is this wiener dog? White hat and polka dot bow tie. Shiny brown glaze. Includes 6 shot glass mugs. Cork stopper nose and hat that comes off. Tail makes a nice handle when using. Just a whimsical addition to your collections. On Etsy
Here are two darling little boys playing around in the bathroom. One depicts a little boy & his best friend dog unrolling a whole roll of TP as he is on the toilet and the second one is a little boy at the toilet with his toothbrush & toothpaste . Boys will be boys. See them On Etsy
Get ready for Mickey and the gang as this fun twin flat sheet features one of Disney’s most loveable characters Mickey Mouse and his sweetheart Minnie Mouse taking a ride in Mickey’s Air Mobile. What child or adult for that matter didn’t grow up loving these characters. They are so magical! There are many uses for vintage sheets, why not upcycle as cute curtains in a child’s room? See it On Etsy
This is just one fascinating photo featured in this Vintage Collier’s World Atlas and Gazetteer book from the 1940′s. There are some amazing pictures and maps in this book. One who enjoys this type of book might like to frame a lot of these pages. There is some great historical presentation of the world, a complete series of maps in full color, explanatory text, tables, statistics, charts, and encyclopedic gazetteer of towns and cities of all countries. See it On Etsy
Here is another great black and white exhibited photograph of California’s San Juan Bautista Mission taken by Frank Miner, my husband’s great grandfather who had a great eye for taking some amazing photos. Photo was taken in the 50′s and entered into photo competitions in 1954 at the Ross Valley Camera Club and Northern California Council of Camera Club. We were given a few more that I haven’t gone through yet however this is one of a variety that we have listed. See it On Etsy
I’ve acquired so many cookbooks over the years and those that follow my kitchen tips and family recipe blog, know my passion for cooking and creating a wonderful family meal. I managed to weed out a lot of my cookbooks, but I still manage to come across some of the old time favorites like this one. Perfect for a bride just learning the secrets of cooking or an old hand in the kitchen, the Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook Revised and Enlarged will give you something new in kitchen help. Packed with pictures of foods, this cookbook will help you visualize end results of some great dishes. See it On Etsy
If you come across anything you like on the Etsy shop or in this post, send us an e-mail or comment in the comment section below. We do offer local pick up and can combine shipping on multiple items.
Stay tuned for more great treasures…..
Can’t wait to see what stuff you found this week. Have a good week!